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The Stylus Still Rules The Galaxy Note 5

IMG_5457 The concept Galaxy Note 5 is at once a thing of genius and a nod to a benighted world before the modern touchscreen. Born in the swamps of the resistive LCD, the stylus lurched onto dry land and lives on as a reminder of our history. It is, to be sure, useful but on the Galaxy Note 5 it is a vestigial tool useful in parts of the world where handwriting is easier than tapping. But what does… Read More
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John Biggs

September 4th

Gadgets

Up Close With The New Samsung Gear S2

Samsung Gear S2 Black & White Round watch lovers rejoice! Samsung has finally lifted the covers off its new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, and we got to take a look at it. Samsung product manager David Ng ran us through some of the features and I came away impressed by the new bezel, the unique watch faces, and the general build quality. Read More

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John Biggs

September 3rd

Gadgets

This Tiny Apple IIc Is All The Computing Power You’ll Need Ever In Your Life Forever

three1 As we enter the next Information Age, we must take only a few things with us. For example, this ashtray. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all you need. And this remote control. And also this teeny tiny Apple computer. The project, created by Charles Mangin, is essentially a Raspberry Pi Model A+ case shaped like an Apple IIc. You can… Read More

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John Biggs

September 3rd

Apple

Gadgets

The MB&F Arachnophobia Tells Time Through Fear

MBF-Arachnophobia-Spider-Table-Clock-aBlogtoWatch-6 Everyone’s favorite crazy watch maker, MB&F, has just announced a new model, the so-called Arachnophobia. This wild clock hides a L’Epée 1839 movement in the thorax and abdomen of an articulated spider. Based on the famous Louise Bourgeois sculpture Maman, the spider has injection molded legs and a unique escapement mechanism on the the spider’s back. You have to use… Read More

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John Biggs

September 3rd

Gadgets

The Weirdness Of The Huawei Watch

huaweiwatch As a watch obsessive you can’t help but look at the new Huawei Watch and chortle knowingly. Announced a few months ago at MWC, the product lay dormant until now and our poor brothers at Engadget, forced to go to IFA, have some shots. They are very weird. Read More

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John Biggs

September 2nd

Gadgets

Samsung Announces The Samsung Gear S2, Now More Round

Samsung product image-1 Samsung has just announced their new smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2. The watch is unique in that it has a round rotating bezel – the thing on the edge of the crystal – in addition to two buttons on the side for home and back. It runs Samsung’s Tizen OS, a system used by Samsung in their original Gear models. Samsung, however, isn’t announcing compatibility today… Read More

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John Biggs

August 31st

Gadgets

The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind

633bfc86baafa5eff269d1e0c408a542_original There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some kind of fashion watch to the masses, a concept that is as silly as it is flawed. That’s why the Tactico Geomaster GMT is actually interesting. First, it uses a mechanical ETA movement – an rare movement these… Read More

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John Biggs

August 29th

Gadgets

The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp Contains Secret Soviet Technology

ef3b3c1ce280a772bb22171f6844bc46_original There’s a lot about this Kickstarter project to dissuade me from writing about it. First, this is a bass preamp, a little box that sits between the bass player and the amplifier. It is a device that is interesting only to a certain subset of musician and it is expensive – $1,495 for the early bird models. Heck, it doesn’t even look like it will hit its goal. But the… Read More

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John Biggs

August 28th

Gadgets

The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

OnePlus 2 On Shelf If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who initially launched Oppo, are aimed at the Android connoisseur, if such a person exists, and they have a rabid fanbase of folks who clamor for units with every launch. It’s hard to find them, you’ll probably… Read More

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John Biggs

August 28th

Gadgets

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional Is The Easiest Drone I’ve Ever Flown

DJI Phantom 3 Pro Drone DJI didn’t start out as the best entry-level drone maker on the market but, at this point, it’s safe to say that they’ve taken the crown from Parrot and are truly creating flying machines worth flying. The new Phantom 3 Professional is the gold standard for quadcopter and I was amazed at the ease-of-use and quality of the photos and video it took. The Phantom 3 is essentially… Read More

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John Biggs

August 27th

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